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Michael Stephens has been writing for Maple Leafs Hotstove since 2010, and has featured in the 2010 and 2012 Maple Leaf Annuals. Former Editiorial Intern at The Hockey News. Undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor. Chat me up about all things hockey on twitter @MLHS_Mike

Morning Mashup: Brian Burke’s Tall Tale

On Sunday I shared with you most of the highlights from Brian Burke’s appearance at an executive breakfast.  Due to time constraints and formatting...

A chance encounter with Brian Burke

This past Wednesday I had the great good fortune to see the guest speaker, Toronto Maple Leafs President and GM Brian Burke, at the...

Morning Mashup: Lowered Expectations Ahead of the Trade Deadline

For fans expecting GM Brian Burke to make a big splash next Monday, prepare to be disappointed.  After acquiring Joffrey Lupul a month ahead...

Morning Mashup: Sundin and the Hall

Mats Sundin, perhaps the most hotly debated Leaf of all time (sorry, Phil), is in town.  His number is being honoured this Saturday against...

GDT: Oilers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

Having collected 9 of a possible 10 points in their last 5 games, and coming off back to back shut outs by James Reimer,...

Game in 10: Game 51, Leafs vs. Penguins

Box Score | Ice Time | Recap God damn! It was a night of many happy returns, as the Toronto Leafs held on for a...

Morning Mashup: Bueller? Bueller?

Someone's going to be handing out tardy slips, and some notable names are missing around the NHL.  So join us for the Wednesday Mashup...

GDT: Senators at Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet)

Tyler Bozak's back and hopefully Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul too as the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Ottawa Senators tonight.  . James Reimer will...

Game in 10: Game 42, Leafs vs. Sabres

Fourth time’s a charm for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012 with a 2 – 0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.  The Monster stood...

Grabbo or let him go?

On the Toronto Maple Leafs, no player has the combination of tenacity and skill that Mikhail Grabovski plays with each and every night.  First...

Game in 10: Game 36, Leafs vs. Panthers

Getting out of a snowy Toronto did little to improve their playoff forecast as your Toronto Maple Leafs lost 5 – 3 to the...

Morning Mashup: Armstrong the Unenviable

When Colby Armstrong looks back on his career in Toronto, there’s a good chance he’ll remark that is was a pain.  How else can...

Morning Mashup: Waiting for Kulemin

Last season saw Nikolai Kulemin reach new heights. His 30 goals, beyond being a career high at the NHL level, placed him in some...

Game in 10: Game 28, Devils at Leafs

Tonight marked James Reimer’s first game back at the ACC, and maybe he’d have preferred the comforts of the pressbox as a shaky start...

Morning Mashup: The Significance of the Next Game

There is no understating the importance of tonight’s game at all.  With a win tonight, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be in a tie...

Redemption after Raleigh

Your Toronto Maple Leafs needed a win in the worst kind of way last night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Responding with a blow...

Morning Mashup: Grading the Offseason Acquisitions

It’s the middle of November, and schools across the land are giving out report cards.  Meanwhile, in the nation’s universities, professors’ TAs are hard...

Sunday Mashup: Requesting Back Up

It’s becoming abundantly clear that all is not well in the house that Brian Burke built.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, after roaring out of...

Morning Mashup: Postgame Profundities

It was the story of Jose Theodore – who looked soooooo 2002 last night – as the Florida Panthers whipped the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Morning Mashup: Movember musings

There’s a lot going on in Leaf land this Wednesday morning, so lets take a look at what’s making news and look back a...
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